POETRY. POETRY. A type of literature that expresses ideas, feelings, or tells a story in a specific form (usually using lines and stanzas). POET The poet is the author of the poem. SPEAKER The speaker of the poem is the “narrator” of the poem. . POINT OF VIEW IN POETRY.
Couplet = a two line stanza
Quatrain = a four line stanza
Sestet = a six line stanza
Octave = an eight line stanza
from Julius Ceasar
Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
It seems to me most strange that men should fear;
Seeing that death, a necessary end,
Will come when it will come.BLANK VERSE POETRY
(A word always rhymes with itself.)
Share the short “a” vowel sound
Share the combined “mp” consonant soundRHYME
Examples of ASSONANCE:
“Slow the low gradual moan came in the snowing.”
“Shall ever medicine thee to that sweet sleep.”
- William Shakespeare
“Quoth the raven, ‘Nevermore.’”REFRAIN
The poem is written in three quatrains and ends with a couplet.
The rhyme scheme is
abab cdcd efef gg
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.
Sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometimes declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimmed.
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wanderest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.SHAKESPEAREAN SONNET
- William Shakespeare
Love is a temple, Love a higher law; Love is a temple, Love the higher law. You ask me to enter, But then you make me crawl…
~ U2 “One”
by Shirley Jackson
“Ninki was by this time irritated beyond belief by the general air of incompetence exhibited in the kitchen, and she went into the living room and got Shax, who is extraordinarily lazy and never catches his own chipmunks, but who is, at least, a cat, and preferable, Ninki saw clearly, to a man with a gun.PERSONIFICATION
= = America
= = PeaceSYMBOLISM
An allusion is a reference to another person, place, event or literary work.
“Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand, signed the Emancipation Proclamation…”
From: “I Have a Dream” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.Allusion
then with cracked hands that ached
from labor in the weekday weather . . . from “Those Winter Sundays”
If you think that was funny, wait ‘til you hear this…Parody
against a sea of schoolwork,
poetry need to be red mor than one so that we understand the meening the poet intended
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if I had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
Young is a poem by Anne Sexton and in it she discussed how a teen ager has questions about growing up but she has no one to give her any guidance thru adolescence.